The Mu Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. hosted the event to educate students on the candidates before the midterm election. Early voting begins Oct. 23.
“It is important for students to be informed so each vote that is cast is an informed one,” said Brandon Napier, president of the fraternity.
During her opening remarks, Kathryn Walker, chairwoman of UNC College Republicans, said Tillis believes in a smaller government that does not interfere in people’s lives when it’s unnecessary.
But Hagan is focused on building an economy that supports people at all income levels, said UNC Young Democrats fundraising chairman Tanner Glenn.
“Tonight is about a choice, and it is a choice that you’ll have to make in November,” he said.
The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, is President Barack Obama’s signature achievement in office — but Walker said Tillis is not satisfied with the law and would likely try to replace it with a law providing subsidies to qualifying individuals for health insurance, but without an individual mandate.